Lords Of Empyre: Swordsman (2020) #1 (Lords Of Empyre by Alex Paknadel

Lords Of Empyre: Swordsman (2020) #1 (Lords Of Empyre (2020))Lords Of Empyre: Swordsman (2020) #1 (Lords Of Empyre by Alex Paknadel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interestingly, one of the earliest books I worked on in comics was as a colourist on the colour edition of The Flying Friar, which was illustrated by Thomas Nachlik, who also drew this. And he did a pretty decent job of drawing it.

Overall, this comic is ok, it fleshes out some of the backstory of the Cotati version of the Swordsman and his son, the Celestial Messiah, Quoi, and goes some way to explain what, for want of a better word, radicalised Quoi, and set him on a path that would lead him to declare war on all sentient, animal based life. At it’s heart it is, unsurprisingly, an environmental tale, about how mankind treats the natural world poorly, and you can’t really argue with that. I’m just not sure I buy Quoi’s response that therefore all human’s need to die. It’s a bit much, you know?

But, yeah, not a bad little comic, but nothing exceptional either.

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